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You may find lots of terms, abbreviations and words that you might not know what they mean when you are using this site or any other sites about special needs and disabilities. We have made a list of the most common ones to help.
If you come across any other words or abbreviations that you don't know, please let us know at email@example.com
Early Years Inclusion - Providing advice, guidance, identifying SEND and help with producing My Support Plans and applying for EHCP's for early years children.
LA - Local Authority
LAC - Looked After Children
PAN - Published Admissions Number
PCA - Person Centred Approaches
PDA - Pathological Demand Avoidance
PEP - Personal Education Plan
PPRS - Primary Pupil Referral Service
PRU - Pupil Referral Unit
Portex - Specialist teachers who work with schools to help identify SEND and deliver strategies to support early years children with SEND
SAPT - Specialist Adult Pathway Team
You can find more explanations of words and phrases used when talking about SEND on the Special Needs Jungle Glossary of SEND Terms page (opens new page)